9/11 LINK TO SARASOTA FL: A new report revealing the hijackers met in Florida with a well-connected Saudi family, ESAM GHAZZAWI and ABDULAZIZ AL-HIJJI, who fled to Riyadh just days before the attacks raises fresh concerns about the Saudis' role in the plot.
The Saudi hijackers who entered the country from San Diego also met with Saudi handlers. So now we know al-Qaida had Saudi help from coast to coast. According to the Miami Herald, investigators believe the wealthy family at a minimum knew of their 9/11 HIJACKER guests' evil plans, and possibly aided them.
Just two weeks before 9/11, and after meetings and calls with ringleader Mohamed Atta and other hijackers, the Saudi nationals, ESAM GHAZZAWI and ABDULAZIZ AL-HIJJI, abandoned three cars, including a new Chrysler PT Cruiser, in the garage and driveway of their Sarasota home. In their haste to leave the country, they also left behind opulent furniture. A safe, however, was cleaned out. They also took a computer.
The Sarasota home at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota, FL 34238, was owned by Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi financier. He'd been on an FBI watch list for terror-fundraising. The FBI, however, never briefed the 9/11 Commission about his and the other Saudi occupants' connections to the hijackers. Congress also was left in the dark about the house search.
Bob Graham Wants 9/11 Inquiry Reopened; TAMPA (2011-9-9) - New information is surfacing that a Saudi family in Sarasota is linked to the masterminds of the 9/11 terror attack. Even though the FBI investigated the connection after the family fled, Congressional investigators were never notified. And that has former Sen. Bob Graham calling for a new investigation.
Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham headed Congress' 9/11 inquiry, and says he believes the Bush Administration purposely withheld the information from Congress. "It tends to reaffirm the fundamental theory that the 19 hijackers were not acting alone," says Graham. "That they could have only completed such a complicated assignment as planning, practicing and executing a very sophisticated plot if they had assistance from people who spoke the English language, who were familiar with the culture of the United States and to provide them with protection, anonymity and support."
9/11 Hijackers Relied on Domestic Support Network in USA, Nawaf al-Hazmi Wanted To Marry a Stripper So Did Mohamed Atta in Sarasota Fl.
During the time frame, June 2000 to August 2001, Imam Muneer Arafat shows up at the Islamic Center of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Fl. Imam Muneer Arafat has several links to terrorism and was at one time the roomamte of Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel who was/is an Al-Qaeda procurement agent in the USA. Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel purchased and had shipped a satellite phone to Osam bin-Laden for use in the 1998 US Embassy bombing in Africa.
Imam Muneer Arafat's roommate Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel was linked to terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki when they both lived in Denver CO. Anwar Al-Awlaki first came under the FBI radar due to his assocaition with Imam Muneer Arafat's roommate Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel, the Al-Qaeda agent.
The FBI investigated Anwar al-Awlaki from June 1999 through March 2000 for possible fundraising for Hamas, links to al-Qaeda, and a visit in early 2000 by a close associate of "the Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman (who was serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center attack, and plotting to blow up NYC landmarks). The FBI's interest was also triggered because he had been contacted by an al-Qaeda operative who had bought a battery and a satellite phone for Osama bin-Laden, Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa.
Ziyad Khaleel, also known as Khalil Ziyad, Ziyad Sadaqa, and Ziyad Abdulrahman, was a Palestinian-American al-Qaeda member, based in the United States, primarily in Colorado, Florida, Michigan and Missouri. He had been identified as a "procurement agent" for Osama bin Laden, arranging the purchase and delivery of "computers, satellite telephones, and covert surveillance equipment" for the leadership of al-Qaeda, as well as administering a number of radical Islamic websites as webmaster, including the website of the terrorist group Hamas. Among the cities in which he resided at various times were Denver, Detroit, Columbia and Orlando.
Imam Muneer Arafat shows up at the Islamic Center of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Fl in March of 2000 just three months before Mohamed Atta and the rest of the 9/11 Hijackers show up in nearby Venice Fl in June of 2000.
Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat, DOB 05/10/1963, admiited in Federal Court Tampa Fl that he was a member of a terrorist group in Gaza. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat worked as a double agent for the FBI, he was paid $35,000 to gather information and wear a wire while meeting with a Sarasota used car dealer who was suspected of shipping vehicles to the Middle East in support of terrorism, this was a ICE case in the begining. I photographed Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat at the Sarasota used car dealer's house on at least two occassions.
Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat lived at a condo complex, Bella Villino Iii, 4130 Central Sarasota Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34238, just a few miles from the Saudi's address at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota, FL 34238.
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE....Esam Ghazzawi, is a well-known interior designer and financier in Saudi Arabia who owned multiple properties in the United States, including the Prestancia home. The family bragged that Ghazzawi had a close relationship with the Saudi royal family.
The couple’s, ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI and ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI AL-HIJJI, sudden departure two weeks before 9/11 from Sarasota Fl was tracked in detail by the FBI after the attacks. First, they traveled to a Ghazzawi property in Arlington, Va., (see address below) then — with Esam Ghazzawi — via Dulles airport and London’s Heathrow, to Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Ghazzawi and al-Hiijjii had been on a watch list at the FBI and that a U.S. agency (ICE) involved in tracking terrorist funds was interested in both men even before 9/11.
ESAM GHAZZAWI interior designer in Saudi Arabia. The Orient Restaurant - Khobar, is owned, designed & decorated personally by Saudi interior designer Esam Ghazzawi. The place is in Khobar Cornich, next to Ansari furniture.Both of the following Esam Abbas Ghazzawi's have a wife by the name of Deborah G. Ghazzawi age 60, even though the two Esam A. Ghazzawi's, seen below, had different DOB's and different SSN"s.
ESAM A. GHAZZAWI, 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota, FL 34238 (06/01/2003 sale date)
ESAM A. GHAZZAWI, 700 Louisiana St #7, Houston, TX 77002 (10/01/2000)
ESAM A. GHAZZAWI, 201 Main St #1000, Lexington, KY 40507 (08/01/2000)
Other Addresses's for: ESAM A. GHAZZAWI, DOB...09/01/1954.
11404 Foxglove Ln, Corona CA 92880; (12/1999)
1938 Fullerton Ave, Costa Mesa CA 92627; (12/1996)
2023 Yacht Defender, Newport Beach CA 92660; (01/1996)
591 Putter Lane Longboat Key Fl, 34238; (1995)
ESAM A. GHAZZAWI.
1530 Key Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209 (05/01/1993)
2101 L St, Washington, DC 20037 (03/01/1992)
2101 St, Washington, DC 20037 (03/01/1992)
ADEL and SALMAN GHAZZAWI also show up at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota FL 34238; (07/2001).
As reported in the Miami Herlad, the name of the Saudi linked to the 9/11 Hijackers was spelled as ABDULAZZI AL-HIIJJII when it appears to be actually spelled ABDULAZIZ AL-HIJJI as per Sarasota county marriage records for ABDULAZIZ AL-HIJJI and ANOUD GHAZZAWI at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota FL
ABDULAZIZ AL-HIJJI and ANOUD AL-HIJJI reported at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota Florida. OTHERS NAMES LISTED--at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota FL
ANOUD E. AL-HIJJI
ANOUD E. HIJJI
ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
ANOUD E. AL-HIJJI
Name: ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
AKAs: ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
ABDULAZIZ A. HIJJI
AZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
AZIZ AL HIJJI
SSN: 591-53-XXXX, Issued in Florida 1995
Name: ANOUD E. AL-HIJJI
AKA: ANOUD E. AL
ANOUD E. AL-HIJJI
SSN: 591-53-XXXX, Issued in Florida 1995
Addresses: 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota FL 34238; 03/2008
MARRIAGE INDEX ---
Groom Name: ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
Groom Age: 22
Bride Name: ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI
Bride Age: 17
County: Sarasota, FL
This marriage between ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI and ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI would have taken place at the Islamic Center of Sarasota and Bradneton (ISSB) on Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl in 1995.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at http://www.wbipi.com/